back from rome

i loved my time in rome. not only did i get to see my best friend, but i also got to travel around rome and see new things. and it didn't rain.

day 1: went to the outskirts of rome with my 2 friends, to visit their project site. got to take a few pictures i'm really loking forward to see.

day 2: since my friends had classes all day, i decided to go entirely by foot, from their house to caracalla therms, and then to via appia antica, and then back to meet them at college. beautiful place to walk, but not the best idea to walk exactly 12hours without a single stop... a total of 33km, according to google earh.

day 3: visited tivoli. it's very deacyed, howver, the two villas are breathtaking. i specially liked villa gregoriana, with it's wild nature and beautiful waterfalls. villa d'este was gorgeous too.

day 4: wnetot o castel gandolfo. the landscape was stunning. gorgeous lake and green mountains. the village in itslef, while beautiful, was really small. so we decidided to walk towards the village next to it on the map - albano. again... not the best idea, it looked closer than it actually was and when we got there it was virtually ghost town. we walked throught the whole village looking for a place to eat. finally we found a place with nothing but pizzas, ate quickly and headed back to castel gandolfo to catch the train.

day 5: the last day. just a lazy day going through my favourite piazzas. campo di fiori being one them. i went in the morning to catch the market. it was a beautiful sight to see. the builings mixed with every kind of fruit and vegetable and the italians yelling, all at the same time, trying to allure clients.

at the end of day 5 i went to the airport, since my flight was at 6am and it would be hard to catch it on time using the night bus. lots of unslept hours taking to an argentinian girl who's studying in spain, and an italican guy who's living in london.

got back ome exhausted but with an urge to travel again.
next stop will  surely de paris in the beggining of 2011.
still have to get my rolls of film developed, buti felt like being inside today. just me and the cat, whom i missed terribly


rome in 8 days

8 days from today i'll be in rome, yet again. it's always a good idea to travel wherever you have friends living. last year my boyfried and 3 other friends were studyig in rome, thanks to the erasmus studant exchange program. i visited rome twice. this year, two of my best friends are also there.
on this trip i plan on visiting sites i haven't on the 2 trips i did before. the 'caracala terms', and the 'via appia antica' and it's catacombs, in rome. and outside of rome the cities of 'tivoli' and 'anticoli corrado'. i just hope the weather cooperates...


this was my yesterday

and it was beyond nice!
we were supposed to stay the entire day in serralves, but the library was closed. we then headed to the city's park and pick-nicked. we felt the need to do some actual work and went to casa da musica. and late at night, at home, my favourite routine: cuddling benny, the cat.


grandma's place

i feel like i should go visist my grandma, in the countryside. i always have a nice time, and it's only a 1h45min drive away.
i can always count on the big old tree in the middle of her yard, and ususally a sight of her (rather amusing) giant underwear. i'm enfatuated with laundry sightings, for some reason...
the lovely animals seem to acknowledge my presence, and i sure do love to see them.


lazy sunday

today was spent inside. i worked on my master's thesis, while it rained outside. and then enjoyed the warmness of my cat sleeping on my lap. i sure love lazy sundays!



this morning we decided we should explore our town a little more and did nothing but sightseeing and relax on coffeshops while drawing or photographing. just like we did this summer. and it was beautiful, again!


autumn has come

it's been rather cold lately...
it's good to stay inside, wrapped up in blankets, or just go outside with big bulky wool seaters


two of the best things in life

there's nothing i'd rather do than travel to new places and watch him draw...


a whole month

i'd love to spend a whole month living in the douro just apreciating it's beauty.

benny is the one

after a long day of scavenger hunts and lazy afternoon naps i finally got home at 00h20. and as always benny -the cat - let's me know, while i'm still at the garage, that he's waiting for me, by mewoing as loud as i've ever heard a cat meow. and as always there he is in the hallway, all strecthed out, waiting for much deserved cuddles.
i simply adore him...


tomorrow i'll go back in time

yes. tomorrow i'll go back in time. i'll visit celtic ruins near guimarĂ£es - portugal. i need some photos of them for my masters' thesis, so why not go to the source instead of looking for them inside books?
just another excuse to give my anologic cameras some deserved usage.